A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market on Staten Island. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind:
1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling
The need to price your house right is so important today because the market has changed so much over the past year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:
“With a smaller pool of buyers today and more competition from other homes on the market, homesellers will likely need to adjust their price expectations in the market this spring.”
While this spring housing market is different than last year’s, sellers with proper expectations who lean on a real estate expert for the best advice on pricing their house well are still finding success. And that’s great news if you’re thinking about selling.
2. Buyers Are Still Out There
As mortgage rates have risen and remain volatile, some buyers have pressed pause on their plans. But there are still plenty of reasons people are buying homes today. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist at Bright MLS, spells out the mindset of today’s buyers:
“For some buyers, higher mortgage rates simply means buying a home is out of the question unless home prices fall. For others, higher mortgage rates will be a hurdle but ultimately will not keep them from getting back into the market after sitting on the sidelines for months.”
That’s why, if you’re interested in selling your Staten Island house this spring, it’s helpful to work with a local real estate professional. A Realtor subscriber of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (#SIMLS) can help connect you with those buyers who are ready to purchase a home.
There are still clear opportunities for sellers this spring. If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to make a move, connect today with a Staten Island real estate expert, a Realtor subscriber of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (#SIMLS).
For the prime public source of Staten Island home listings and information, visit: MLSsiny.com, the online home of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service